Raute receives its biggest-ever order
Raute Corporation’s recent order for plywood mill machinery and equipment from Chilean-based Paneles Arauco S.A. is the biggest-ever in the company’s history. Valued at over €50 million, the equipment will be used to rebuild Paneles Arauco’s Nueva Aldea plywood mill, which was destroyed in a fire in January.
The order includes two state-of-the-art veneer peeling lines; three drying lines featuring the latest machine vision and moisture metering technology; four automatic plywood gluing and lay-up lines; three plywood presses; an automatic veneer patching line; three automatic veneer puttying lines; and a production management system.
Manufacturing will take place at Raute's production plants in Nastola, Shanghai, and Kajaani, and by the company’s partner network.
The rebuilt mill will have an annual production capacity of 350,000 cubic meters of high-quality radiata pine plywood.
Starting such a project so soon after a major fire underlines the strength of the company’s relationships with long-time partners such as Paneles Arauco, and the dynamism of the company’s technology offering, which covers the entire production processes of manufacturers of veneer, plywood, and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber).
|Raute offers a complete range of machinery, systems, and technology for producing plywood and veneer – including log handling, peeling, drying, veneer handling, plywood layup and pressing, panel handling, and automation and control. Image courtesy of Raute.
Raute is a global market leader in supplying the plywood and LVL industries, and its full-service concept includes services ranging from spare parts deliveries to regular maintenance and equipment modernization.
For more about Raute, visit the company’s Web site.
A broad-based forest products company, Arauco is one of the leading producers in the global panel market and manufactures plywood, MDF, particleboard, and high-density fibre panels. The Nueva Aldea plant is one of four mills in Chile; Arauco also has two panel mills in Argentina and four in Brazil. For more on the company, see their Web site.